Higher Diploma in Cybersecurity Risk & Compliance

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GA_KCYBC_L08)
Key Programme Details
Award

Higher Diploma in Cybersecurity Risk & Compliance

NFQ Level

Level 8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Blended

Mode

Full Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

School of Science

General Information
Contact

Peter Butler

Email

springboard@gmit.ie

Phone

091742328

Address

Atlantic Technological University
ATU Galway City, Old Dublin Road, Galway, H91 T8NW
Ollscoil Teicneolaíochta an Atlantaigh
OTA Cathair na Gaillimhe, Seanbhóthar Bhaile Átha Cliath, Gaillimh, H91 T8NW
W www.atu.ie

Role

Springboard Coordinator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

31/07/2022

Start Date

12/09/2022

End Date

19/05/2023

About this Course

This award provides a pathway for professionals to upskill in the legal, technical and best practice concepts surrounding the implementation of cyber security risk and compliance within an organisation. The higher diploma has been developed in partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprises (HPE) Cyber Defense Center. The modules, content and delivery have been created in collaboration with HPE to ensure that the required skillset is available to all organisations to implement cybersecurity risk and compliance. This major award aims to educate IT practitioners in risks associated with protecting an organisation against cyber-attacks. Risk and compliance are key components of cybersecurity as organisations implement the necessary governance to fulfill its obligation to legal and ethical laws. IT and data security are realised through ongoing robust security measures implemented at the network and operating system level. Just as important is the protection of an organisation's data and is a concern for administration and technical staff. As well as the theoretical components of cybersecurity governance, techniques, standards, frameworks, data law and ethics, successful applicants will work to develop a risk compliance program for a real or theoretical organisation.

Course is free for unemployed applicants and 600 Euros for employed applicants.


Objectives

Modules covered:

Research Method in IT
Data Protection - Law and Compliance
Cyber Security Architecture
Secure Information and Event Management
CyberSecurity Governance, Risk and Compliance
Cybersecurity Risk and Compliance Project

Entry Requirements

Level 8 major award or equivalent. The applicant must have a working knowledge of Information Technology, as evidenced by a Level 8 standard or equivalent non-cognate area or relevant work experience.

Eligible applications will be ranked on the basis of academic merit. Priority will be given to unemployed applicants who meet the entry requirement. Recognised Prior Learning, for those not meeting the entry requirements, may be offered to those who hold a Level 7 degree plus 3 years working experience.

Applications will be assessed at the end of each month and places offered when there is a viable number of valid applicants,

Long Description

The higher diploma has been developed in partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprises (HPE) Cyber Defense Center.

The modules, content and delivery have been created in collaboration with HPE to ensure that the required skillset is available to all organisations to implement cybersecurity risk and compliance.

This major award aims to educate IT practitioners in risks associated with protecting an organisation against cyber-attacks.

Timetable Info

Blended. Attendance in GMIT Mayo (Castlebar) on a maximum of one Saturday each month is required.

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Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Peter Butler

Address

Atlantic Technological University
ATU Galway City, Old Dublin Road, Galway, H91 T8NW
Ollscoil Teicneolaíochta an Atlantaigh
OTA Cathair na Gaillimhe, Seanbhóthar Bhaile Átha Cliath, Gaillimh, H91 T8NW
W www.atu.ie

Phone

091742328

Email

springboard@gmit.ie

Application Procedures

Updated 1/June 2022
To complete your application, you will be required to upload (a) A copy of your Qualifications and (b) a copy of your Curriculum Vitae. These documents must be uploaded before the Closing Date to enable an offer of a place on the course/

Any offers of places on the course will be conditional on you also uploading further documents closer to the course Start Date. Please gather them in advance. You should not upload them for the purpose of getting an offer of a place on the course. The documents that will be required are:
(1) A copy of your Passport/ EU Identify Card if an EU Citizen or a copy of you non-EU passport plus a copy of the page of your passport showing that your first Stamp 4 Visa was issued earlier than September 2019 plus a copy of the page of your passport showing that you have held Stamp 4 Visas for 3 years; (2) A copy of a recent (within 4 weeks of start date) employer's payslip showing your employer name, your name and your PPSN (you can redact any pay details) or a copy of a recent (dated within 2 weeks of the start date) jobseeker's payslip etc, (3) a completed and signed Returner/ Home-maker form if applicable and (4) evidence that you have been resident for 3 of the 5 years up to the course start date, which can be any combination of employers letters for when employed, tax returns when self-employed, a statement of payments from the Department of Social Protection for when unemployed and/or exam results for when a full-time student.

Media
ATU Galway City course page

Includes modules descriptors etc

https://www.gmit.ie/higher-diploma-in-science-in-cybersecurity-risk-and-compliance